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The children will have one indoor and one outdoor session of PE each week. As the weather is still cold, the children are able to wear tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt when outdoors. We ask that all of the children have suitable footwear in school for these lessons to ensure that they are able to take part safely. For the indoor session, the children will be expected to wear their shorts and t-shirts, as usual. We do not encourage the children to wear jogging bottoms indoors, as they can be unsafe on the gym equipment. If your child has pierced ears, we request that they have some Micropore tape to cover earrings during the lesson if they cannot be removed.


Art Aprons: Please ensure your child has an old shirt or t-shirt in school to cover their uniform during art and DT lessons. If your child has not already done so, we politely remind you to send one in. Thank you.


Pencil Cases: This year we are continuing our policy that only small pencil cases will be permitted in school. As presentation is a continued focus this year, the school will provide pencils and handwriting pens for use throughout the day. Children must not bring felt tips, biros, compasses, scissors, smaller rulers and rubbers. Any large pencil cases or items which are not required will be sent home. We appreciate your support with this so that we can strive to improve the consistency of presentation across the school.


Welcome to Year 5




In Year 5 our teachers are Mrs Ratcliffe (Herons); Miss Shipley (Storks); Mr Bate (Cranes). We are supported by teaching assistants Mrs Jenkins, Miss McGovern and Mrs Oakley.



FRIDAY 6th July 2018

Herons - Jamie & Dylan

Cranes - Harry

 Storks - Molly


Children have home learning set every Thursday. This will include an English and a Maths activity. Please can you encourage children to use their best presentation skills and use cursive handwriting.

Spellings – The English home learning booklet includes a list of ten words taken from the statutory Year 5 and 6 list and the eleventh word will be the word of the week. It would be very helpful if you could spend 10 minutes 2 or 3 times a week to focus on these words with your child.

Year 5 recommended reads:

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken

Varak Paw – SF Said

Wolf Brother - Michelle Paver

Street Child – Bertie Doherty

The Midnight Fox – Betsy Byars

Tom’s Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce

FArTHER – Grahame Baker-Smith (picture book)

War Horse – Michael Morpurgo

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

Black Beauty – Anna Sewell (classic text)

War Game – Michael Foreman

Cosmic – Frank Cottrell Boyce

Michael Rosen poetry



In English, we will be producing pieces of writing with the purpose to persuade, inform or entertain. This will include identifying features within various model texts and learning from their structure and vocabulary choices in order to assemble our own work. Additionally, in SPaG we will focus on relative clauses, cohesion within paragraphs and parenthesis.



In reading, our focus will be fluency. This includes the ability to read with expression, such as responding to punctuation. This is an important skill, which underpins the ability to develop a full, comprehensive understanding of any given text. Children will be presented with lots of opportunities to demonstrate their understanding by completing a range of comprehension activities including answering questions, summarising and inferring using evidence from the text.

We will continue to follow the Read Write Inc. spelling scheme, which involves the children practicing a set spelling rule in a range of activities. In addition, we will continue the inter-class spelling competition. These spelling lists contain Year 5/6 words and the word of the week. These lists are sent home every Thursday.


How you can help at home:


How you can help at home:

  •   Regular reading – at least three times per week. Please record in reading response home learning.

  •   Reading response home learning- children will be asked to complete an entry (or more than one entry of they choose) in response to the fiction book, they have chosen to read. Please can we ask that the inside overview within this book is signed to prove your child has engaged with their home learning.

  •   Spellings – take opportunities to discuss spelling patterns, common errors and definitions of words they come across in their reading or in daily life.


This year we will be continuing with the Read Write Inc spelling scheme which involves the children practising a set spelling rule in a range of activities. The children will practise these each day and be tested on a Friday. If you would like to support your child further with spelling, it is suggested that the children become confident with the words contained in the year 3/4 word list. 

Please click here for a copy of the Year 3/4 word list.

Please click here for a copy of the Year 5/6 word list.


In maths this term we will be focusing on the following areas:

 Decimals and percentages

 Shape

 Geometry


How you can help at home:

  •   Encourage them to practise rapid recall of times tables and related division facts [for example using Times Table Rock Stars].

  •   Discussing everyday application of maths e.g. weight, money, time, spotting Roman Numerals


Our topic for this term is ‘Exploration.’ This will involve studying earth and space. Within our topic work, we will be learning about the following:

- The names and features of the planets in the solar system.

- The movement and phases of the moon.
- The Earth’s rotation.
- The concept of night and day.


Please click here for the yearly Curriculum Overview